Vacant homes, broken windows, and houses in disrepair -- a snapshot that captures parts of Far Rockaway. It's a far cry from what Susan Anderson was expecting to see when she bought her beach bungalow in 2004.
"The fact that some of them are falling into disrepair, the redevelopment, broken glass and not necessarily being maintained is problematic," said Anderson.
After years of neglect, many thought redevelopment would make the area very desirable. But some developers have now abandoned their projects.
"Sell it, flip it, get out and somebody else eats it. That's happened too much out here," said Anderson.